Monday, August 10, 2009

Daby Touré: Magic from Mauritania

Daby Touré
Originally uploaded by raise my voice
The name Touré has become synonymous with World Music, the large Africal family having producing several bands and solo artists. Daby Touré has recorded and performed both solo and with his brothers and now resides in France. His sound is unique in that he combines intelligent, introspective songwriting with captivating melodies and a great beat.

I was, of course, very familiar with Daby Touré's music before seeing him perform this past weekend at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Seeing him live helped me gain a whole new appreciation for his work. With a very laid-back and friendly approach (I don't think the smile ever left his face) he rhythmically strummed his guitar and presented songs about life and love. His songs never get repetitive and are downright captivating.

If you ever get the chance to see Daby Touré live, don't pass up the chance. ~ Paula E. Kirman

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